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  1. SCCM, Windows 7 and Bitlocker - Part 3

    by , 8th February 2011 at 12:36 PM
    Hello again everyone! Here is ther final part of my wee guide on getting SCCM, Windows 7 and Bitlocker all done together...! Sorry its taken a bit longer to get this updated, been busy on another project which I will blog about next

    6. Well - Part 5 from the last post really - explaining the "fancy stuff" that happens after the build and main software drop...

    The main thing going on here is the auto log in. This is needed to run a load of a load of first ...
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  2. CMD - What Is Wrong?

    , 7th February 2011 at 08:03 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    A little game for you. Exceptionally geeky folks may get this immediately (or even know already what this post will be about). What is wrong with this picture?

    How much do you earn and in what post?-cmd_dir_example.png

    I'll let you look at that for a minute. See anything?

    OK? Done.

    Note the command itself:
    dir "windows/logs"
    I had no idea until today that, if you include the full path in double quotes, Windows will happily accept ...
  3. OK I Have To Admit Some Mistakes

    , 3rd February 2011 at 11:38 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    And I made a biggy!

    This year we decided to set up SIMS Learning Gateway to comply with the 2010 Online Reporting requirements. These required us to provide a means of serving school reports to parents online for which Learning Gateway does perfectly. But as we roll into the close of the written reports cycle, there are lessons to learn.

    First off I overestimated how much Assessment Manager can cope with. Figuring staff were used to it for single grades, it is terrible ...
  4. MCTS exam 70-680 Configuring Windows 7 (handy videos)

    by , 2nd February 2011 at 08:50 PM

    If anyone is studying for the MCTS 70-680 make sure you check out this dude...

    Very very good tutorial videos! they are helping me somewhat!

  5. Adding printers to Windows 7 machines via GPO

    by , 31st January 2011 at 12:12 PM
    As I've just spent a few hours getting this sorted, I thought I would share my experience in blog form in the hope that someone finds it useful.

    First up, I should point out that much of this blog can be found at the following link, and it also adds a cool way of adding printeres to specific Active Directory components, such as Groups, OUs or even specific users...

    In ...

    Updated 23rd March 2012 at 09:14 AM by simpsonj (Updated method)

  6. SCCM, Windows 7 and Bitlocker - Part 2

    by , 28th January 2011 at 04:37 PM
    Hello again everyone! So, back again with Part 2 of my wee guide on getting SCCM, Windows 7 and Bitlocker all done together...

    3. Make sure you clear and or activate the TPM on your device.
    Sounds simple doesnt it... if the TPM isnt active on your machine, or if it is previously owned - your build will fail! You have been warned - and my techies know that they have to pay into the "fails" pot for any dense mitstakes - this being one!!

    We have Toshiba ...
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  7. RDP 7 support, HP T5735 thin clients

    by , 28th January 2011 at 01:37 PM (Wandering lonely as a clown...)
    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Right, I've been having a play and have now got one of the t5735's running WinFLP with SP3, all device drivers working an the RDP 7 client installed.


    1. You need to get drivers for the SMBus, network card and graphics. These are available below:
      1. - Ethernet NIC NetLink Driver Downloads - Network card (Broadcom Netlink)
      2. Drivers & Downloads - SMBus (ATI SMBus)
      3. ATI Catalyst - Graphics (ATI Radeon X1250)

    2. You will most
  8. SCCM, Windows 7 and Bitlocker - Part 1

    by , 26th January 2011 at 07:43 PM
    Hello again everyone! Yep - Im still here, and after a little career break - back at it again. I spoke to quite a few people about Deploying Windows 7 (particularly including Bitlocker) on the EduGeek Stand at Bett (where I lurked with intent for most of the show)... so here is my complete guide to how it is done...

    1. Make sure you have got SCCM set up properly.
    Sounds simple doesnt it... well its often not quite as simple as it sounds. So, part one is going to deal mainly ...

    Updated 28th January 2011 at 04:24 PM by TheScarfedOne (Adding e)

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  9. MineCraft

    by , 20th January 2011 at 05:45 PM
    I just need more COAL !
  10. Smart Board S340

    by , 20th January 2011 at 02:31 PM

    I bought, and, unwisely, didn't check carefully at the time of purchase, a portable SmartBoard S340-1286 from someone on EBay.

    When I eventually got round to looking at the thing some months (yes, I know...) later, it turned out to be missing the power supply and also a lead which would have a USB plug on one end (to connect to computer) and a plug a bit like a network plug on the other. Dealers tell me that spares are no longer available for this board and I wondered ...